Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Picture This: Tour de France - Corsican Beginnings

We have already had a glimpse of the beauty of Corsica this year with the Criterium International (which Chris Froome won) but the weather wasn't much to write home about. The Corsican start to the Tour de France will not only be set to this amazing backdrop with a little more sunshine but it's likely to see one of the most entertaining starts to the Tour de France in quite a while. An Island with everything - Coastline, crosswinds, huge climbs, technical descents, narrow roads - the racing is likely to be frantic and as somebody described to me yesterday, it has 'carnage potential'. The start of every Tour is the same as riders jostle for position and find their rhythm, accidents certainly occur on a regular basis but it's unusual to have so many tough stages - and ones which may effect the GC - so early on which means the stakes are high and an error here could ruin a riders race... 

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